Teachers often receive thank you notes, gifts, help, and assistance throughout every academic year, and therefore there are specific occasions when the teacher may see the need to respond with a thank you note of their own.
Regardless of whether you are writing to an old student, to a parent, or a young child, the aim is to come across as warm, appreciative, and approachable, without being too familiar or crossing the line. Of course, the tone of your writing will vary depending on how well you know the student, their age, and their cultural norms of where you/they live regarding student/teacher relations.
Below are sample wordings for a variety of teacher thank you notes to parents and students. You can use them to help you draft an efficient but straightforward thank you notes to the students and parents.
Thank You Note For A Teacher Appreciation Day Gift
Dear John Mac.,
A big thank you to you and your family for the gorgeous gift basket you presented me with on the Teacher Appreciation Day.
I love everything about it! When all the presents inside are finished, I shall use the basket itself for keeping my jewelry safe
It was such a thoughtful gift! Thank you so much!
Mrs. Camille Peterson.
Thank You Note to the Entire Class for Teacher Appreciation Week Events
Dear class of 2015,
Firstly, I want to inform you that I am very proud of you all this Teacher Appreciation Week. Decorating the classroom, cleaning up the schoolyard, and even washing my car sparkling clean.
Above all, you have all worked hard in class at the same time.
You are the best class, and I ardently love teaching you.
The Response of a Teacher to Appreciation Letter or Gifts
Warm gratitude for your touching and beautifully scripted letter. It is immensely rewarding to me that you enjoy attending my classes.
I also appreciate the personalized T-shirt you gifted me. It is beautiful, and I love it.
Thank you again.
Open Letter to The Whole Class at The End of The Year
The year is approaching an end, and you will all be moving up to the next class. Generally, it has been an incredible year, and I would like to let you know that I had a great time teaching you.
You have all kept me busy, and it has been fun (well, except for the few days we collided due to mischief). I hope you all feel the same and that you will take everything you have learned this year and build on it as you continue with your studies.
Everyone has a bright future ahead. Work smart, and enjoy your school days!
Thank you, class, for everything.
Thank You Note from Teacher to a Student For a Hand-Made Birthday Gift
I was happy to open your strangely-shaped gift package and discover the warm woolen cardigan you made for me. It’s expertly woven, and I love it.
It is a fantastic gift that I will forever cherish. Thank you for making my day special.
Mrs. Lily Marshall.
Thank You Note To Parent For A Gift Card
Dear Mr. and Mrs. Marshall,
Thank you for the generous gift card you gave me. It was such a nice treat! Be assured that I will have a fun time spending it over the holidays.
Wishing you a blessed holiday season
See you after the holidays,
Thank You Letter For Help At School
Special thanks to you for your help with organizing the fitness drive last week. You did great talking to the students about health and fitness wellness. I have never seen them so psyched up about Physical education.
The kids appreciate your commitment and making time for them.
Well done, Doris. I am very proud of you!
Thank You Note To A Volunteer Parent For Help With A School Trip
I want to show my appreciation to you for stepping in at the last minute and helping out with the class trip to the Arboretum. My fellow teacher and I don’t know what we would have done without your aid.
You single-handedly took the day’s shortcomings in your stride, and the children enjoyed every moment with you. I truly appreciated your help as well as the company.
We would be happy to tag you along as a helper on future class trips if so they fit with your schedule.
Thank You again,
Mr. Griffin, class IV.
Thank You Letter For Sympathy During The Illness
I appreciate you all for your heartfelt messages of love and support during my illness and stay in hospital. Words cannot explicate how much I appreciate your cards, flowers, gifts, and quick recovery wishes. I have kept them all in my room.
Your thoughtfulness and prayers have kept me going through this difficult time. A huge thank you to you all!
My doctors tell me that I am slowly recovering and that I should be able to resume school after spring break. I can’t wait to see you all again and getting back to classes.
I hear that my substitute teacher is doing a fantastic job of looking after you all for me. I believe that you are all treating her well and working hard.
Sending you all my love,
Response To Gift Or Letter On Retirement
Kindly forgive this general letter, but I have been quite fascinated by your kindness, good wishes, gifts, and cards, and it will take time to thank each of you personally.
When I publicized that I would retire at the end of the school year, I hoped that I would be missed. However, I never anticipated that you would treat me to such an outpouring of heartfelt love and appreciation as I have received.
From the bottom of my heart, thank you! I enjoyed my time teaching here at Achievers High and am taking so many beautiful memories with me.
I want to assure you all that I will not be fading away and spending my retirement quietly at home. I will spend more time with our community choir and also the Sports for All initiative. I do not worry that I will see most of you regularly through these activities, but if not, you can visit me at my home
Much gratitude for everything, and lots of love,